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Mittelfest, music without borders starring at the festival.

Paolo Fresu on stage in a performance inspired by P. P. Pasolini

25 July, 16:51
(ANSA) - UDINE, 25 LUG - Music between Italy, Austria, and Slovenia take center stage today and tomorrow at the 31st edition of Mittelfest in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the Mitteleuropa theater, music and dance festival running through July 31, under the theme "Unexpected." Today the festival will feature the premiere of the show "Rosada!" (a Teatri Stabil Furlan production in collaboration with ARLeF (Regional Agency for the Friulian Language) and Mittelfest2022, which investigates through Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Poems at Casarsa," the connection between the word and its need to be handed down, transcribed, saved. With dramaturgy and direction by Gioia Battista, the work will see together on stage actor Nicola Ciaffoni, singer Elsa Martin, starring the renowned Italian musician Paolo Fresu, "to discover an unseen Pasolini and a language that becomes music, to speak in a universal language." Tomorrow, the festival, directed by Giacomo Pedini, will offer "Lasa pur dir - Pusti naj govorijo," an imaginary musical "tour" between Italy and Slovenia that evokes the landscapes, atmospheres, and cultures of Slovenia, Austria, and Italy.

In the evening, focus on Greece with the return to Cividale of the Harris Lambrakis Quartet, which in "Unspeakable Joys" mixes traditional Greek and Eastern Mediterranean music.

Continuing at the Ducal City Archaeological Museum is the installation "Death and Birth in My Life," in which artist Mats Staub investigates the passage and boundaries of existence, the beginning, and end of life, for a group of 15 viewers at a time.

The audience is asked to sit in front of a two-screen station, put on headphones and pay attention to the stories that other participants before them have delivered to the director. (ANSA).

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